Dr. Julie Lamb

Julie Lamb, MD, FACOG is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle and serves as clinical faculty at the University of Washington.

Dr. Lamb graduated at the top of her class in biology and psychology from Seattle Pacific University, and completed her training in medical school at Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study international women’s health in Zimbabwe. Dr. Lamb completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and did her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of California, San Francisco. As clinical faculty at the University of Washington she directs the REI training of Ob/Gyn resident physicians and is the Director of the Center for Fertility Preservation at Pacific NW Fertility.

Dr. Lamb is committed to combining state of the art technology and exceptional patient care to help patients meet their family building goals. She has presented and published over 50 peer-reviewed research projects at national meetings and is an active member board member of both the American Society of Reproductive Medicine patient education committee and embryo transfer committee and Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. She is also currently president-elect of Seattle Gynecology Society. Dr. Lamb is dedicated to changing the conversation surrounding fertility care and strives to empower women to learn about their fertility options. She enjoys cycling, skiing, camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology Board

Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Subspecialty Training/Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility - University of California, San Francisco

Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington

Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University, Chicago Illinois

Fulbright Scholar in International Women's Health

Member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Clinical Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington

Top Doctor Honors by Seattle magazine and Seattle Metropolitan magazine

Dr. Lamb has worked with thousands of fertility patients over the last 13 years and she is gifted at combining attentive, personal care with advanced reproductive technology. 

“Helping build families is an incredible privilege and responsibility. My goal is to help people grow their families with a safe, compassionate, yet optimized approach.“ 

Dr. Lamb grew up in Issaquah, WA where she met her husband; she did her medical training at Northwestern, University of Washington and UCSF. Their network of family and friends eventually drew them home to Seattle to raise their kids in the Northwest.

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Numerous awards, publications, and national presentations have honored her work. Recently, her randomized control trial of FSH at the time of hCG trigger was the prize paper presentation at ASRM’s national meeting, and the resulting paper has influenced clinical IVF protocols across the country. She is a recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Research Fellowship. Her interests span fertility preservation, ethnic disparities in IVF, improving IVF outcomes in women with diminished ovarian reserve and advanced age.

“I never tire of the thrill of witnessing new life beginning!” 

Julie Lamb, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., has worked with thousands of fertility patients over the last 10 years and she is gifted at combining attentive, personal care with advanced reproductive technology. “Helping build families is an incredible privilege and responsibility. My goal is to help people build families with a safe, compassionate, yet optimized approach.” Dr. Lamb graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She did her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Center for Reproductive Medicine at University California, San Francisco (UCSF), training with some of the world leaders in IVF. She was then appointed faculty at UCSF in the IVF program, and focused on optimizing treatment protocols for some of the most challenging IVF patients with diminished ovarian reserve and advanced age, while training other infertility specialists.

Dr. Lamb is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a fellow of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Her work has been honored by numerous awards, publications, and national presentations. She was the honored recipient of the Joseph Yon, MD award for outstanding surgical skill, humor, and humanity. While studying International Women’s Health on a Fulbright scholarship at the University of Zimbabwe School of Medicine, she worked with women struggling from the harsh cultural aspects of infertility.

Her interests continue to span ethnic disparities in IVF, fertility preservation, environmental toxins and the effects on fertility, and improving IVF outcomes in women with diminished ovarian reserve and advanced age. She is passionate about helping patients access affordable care and take control of their fertility. She helped launch the PNWF Donor Egg Bank, one of the first oocyte banks in the country. “With very high success rates, this is an excellent option for women seeking pregnancy outside of their optimal fertility window”. Dr. Lamb also counsels new fertility patients in a program called, Fertility 101, a free evening seminar that covers fertility testing and treatment options.

Originally from Issaquah, Dr. Lamb moved back to the Seattle area with her husband and three sons in 2010 where she joined Pacific NW Fertility. Of her passion for helping patients complete their families, Dr. Lamb says, “I never tire of the thrill of witnessing new life beginning.” Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Subspecialty Training/Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, UCSF Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University, Chicago Illinois Fulbright Scholar in International Women's Health Member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Clinical Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington.

Board Certification

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Fellowship

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of California, San Francisco California

Residency

Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Washington

Medical School

Northwestern University, Chicago Illinois

  • Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Elective fertility preservation
  • Fertility over 35
  • Fertility in setting of low egg supply
  • Single embryo transfer with Chromosomal Screening
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Fertility preservation for patient’s with cancer
  • Treatment of infertility post cancer treatment
  • Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS)/Chromosomal screening (Genetic screening of embryos before pregnancy)
  • Donor egg options including Donor egg bank
  • Gestational carriers (surrogacy)
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Hospital privileges: Swedish Medical Center

    Read more about Dr. Lamb on her Swedish Medical Center physician profile page:

  • Endocrine Society
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Associate Member
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Associate Member
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Resident Member
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Junior Fellow
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society, Medical School Honor Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Students Association
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine Prize Oral Presentation Candidate
  • California Institute Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Research Training Grant & Fellowship
  • ASRM Third Prize Poster “Oocyte Health: Importance of the Follicular Microenvironment”
  • Prize Presentation: "Fertility Characteristics and IUI Outcome Associated with Asian Ethnicity.” Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting.
  • Joseph L. Yon, MD Award: Surgical Skill, Humor, and Humanity.
  • Resident Clinical Excellence in Perinatology Award.
  • ASRM Wyeth Resident Reporter. Philadelphia, PA
  • Northwestern International Medicine Award and Scholarship. Accra, Ghana
  • Julius Conn Award, Dept. of Surgery (Most outstanding medical student)
  • Beatrice Tucker Award, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American College of Physicians Award, Dept of Medicine
  • Academic Honors Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ob/Gyn, Primary Care, Dermatology
  • Fulbright Research Grant and Fellowship, United States Information Agency
  • National Motar Board Member (service, academic & leadership honors)
  • Student Research Grant, National Science Foundation
  • Seattle Top Doctor Award, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine - Selected by peers
  • US News Top Doctor Award, US News - Selected by peers
  • The following documents can be found onPubMed.gov:

    Lamb JD

    Lamb JD,Zamah AM, Rosen MP. Follicular steroid hormone levels are associated with fertilization outcome after ICSI: A Reply of the Authors. Fertility and Sterility. 95(2) Feb 2011.

    Lamb JD, Shen S, McCulloch C, Jalalian L, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. Follicle-stimulating hormone administered at the time of human chorionic gonadotropin trigger improves oocyte developmental competence in in vitro fertiliation cycles: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Fertility and Sterility. 2011 Apr; 95(5): 1655-60.

    Fujimoto VY, Kim D, Vom Saal FS,Lamb JD,Taylor JA, Bloom MS. Serum unconjugated bisphenol A concentrations in women may adversely influence oocyte quality during in vitro fertilization. Fertility and Sterility. 2011 Apr;95(5): 1816-9. Epub 2010 Dec 4.

    Lamb JD, Genbachev O, Fisher SJ. Immunolocalization of Markers of Stemness in the Early Human Placenta. Submitted Human Reproduction. Submitted December 2010.

    Lamb JD, Johnstone EJ, Rouseau JA, Pasch L, Cedars MI, Huddleston HG. Physical Activity in women with Polycystic Ovary Sydrom: Prevalence, Predictors and Positive Health Associations. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Apr; 204(4):352. Epub 2011 Feb2.

    Langen ES, Shahine LK,Lamb JD, Lathi RB, Milki AA, Fujimoto VY, Westphal LM. Asian Ethnicity is Associated with Poor Outcomes after In Vitro Fertilization Blastocyst Transfer. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar; 115 (3): 591-6.

    Zamah M,Lamb JD, Cedars MI, Rosen MR. Aging Follicle Steroidogenesis. Submitted. May 2010. Huddleston HG, Rosen MP,Lamb JD,Modan A, Cedars MI, Fujimoto VY. Asian Ethnicity in Anonymous Oocyte Donors is Associated with Increased Estradiol Levels but Comparable Recipient Pregnancy Rates Compared with Caucasians. Fertility and Sterility. 2010 Nov; 94(6): 2059-63.

    Shahine LK,Lamb JD, Lathi RB, Milki AA, Langen E, Westphal, L.M Poor prognosis with in vitro fertilization in Indian women compared to Caucasian women despite similar embryo quality. PlosOne. 2009 Oct 26; 4(10):e7599.

    Rosen MP, Zamah AM, Shen S, Dobson AT, McCulloch CM, Rinaudo PF,Lamb JDand Cedars MI. The effect of follicular fluid hormones on oocyte recovery after ovarian stimulation: FSH level predicts oocyte recovery. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 2009 April 23; 7:35.

    Lamb JD,Zamah AM, Shen, S, McCulloch CI, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. Follicular Fluid Steroid Hormone Levels Are Associated With Fertilization Outcome After Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. Fertility and Sterility. 2010 August: 94(3):952-7.

    Lamb JD, Huddleston HG, Purcell KJ, Modan A, Farsani TT, Dingeldein MA, Vittinghoff E, Fujimoto VY. Asian Ethnicity is Associated with Longer Duration of Infertility and Decreased Pregnancy Rates Following Intrauterine Insemination. Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 2009 Aug; 19(2): 252-6.

    Rinaudo, PR,Lamb JD. Fetal orgins of perinatal morbidity and/or adult disease. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. 2008 September; 26(5):436-45.

    Lamb JD, Garcia R, Goff BA, Paley PJ, Swisher EM. Predictors of Occult Neoplasia in Women Undergoing Risk-Reducing Salpingo-oophorectomy. Am Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2006 Jun;194(6):1702-9.

    Lampinen TM, Kulasingam S. Min J, Borok M, Gwanzura L,Lamb J, Mahomed K, Woelk G, Strand K, Bosch M, Edelman D, Constantine N, Katzenstein D, Williams M. Detection of Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus in Oral and Genital Secretions of Zimbabwean Women. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2000; 181:1785-1790.

    Ji.Y, Mericle BL, Rehkopf DH,Anderson (Lamb)JD, Feagin JE. The Plasmodium falciparum 6kb element is polycistronically transcribed. Journal of Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 1996. 81:211-223.

    I was absolutely amazed at the kindness and professionalism of everyone we worked with. Regardless of how things turn out for us, we feel we’ve been given the best chance of success. Special thanks to everyone for your extra time and attention. We really appreciate it.

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